Dolcetto 2012

Dolcetto 2012

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Winemaker Notes

Ripe raspberry, dark jammy fruits and floral vanilla bean dominate the aromas with hints of red cherry and savory spice in the background. The purity of fruit and balanced palate delights with velvety texture and integrated acidity.
 
Drink now or over the next four to six years. Food pairings include traditional Italian dishes such as pizza, or mushroom ravioli with a cream sauce.
 
 

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
 
Silver Medal, Savor Northwest Wine Competition
 
Recommended, Great Northwest Wine
"This Italian grape is among the baker’s dozen varieties Earl and Hilda Jones used to establish their Fault Line Vineyard project in 1995. It continues to thrive, achieving ripeness at 23.6 Brix by Oct. 10 across the 5 acres planted. There’s good earthiness to the nose dense with blackberry, plum and black currant, backed by dark chocolate. Inside, it’s resplendent with pomegranate, boysenberry and blackcap raspberry, bringing lots of acidity and plum skin tannins. Suggested pairings include pizza or mushroom ravioli with a cream sauce."

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  10 October 2012
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.6 Brix   pH; 3.66   TA; 6.46 grams/liter
 
At bottling:  Sugar; nil    
      
Cooperage:  French (100%), 100% neutral
 
Bottling date:  12 June 2014
 
Alcohol:  13.9% by volume
 
Case Production:  235 (750 mL)